No-Li Brewhouse

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No-Li Brewhouse
Washington, United States
American Brown Ale
3.49 | pDev: 12.32%
Jan 02, 2018
May 06, 2015
Crony is designed to highlight the unique tropical fruit aromas and piney character of Simcoe hops. Layer these distinct hops on a smooth malt body and you get a NW Brown Ale with hints of garnet red.
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Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 02, 2018
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
No-Li Brewhouse LLC "Crony"
12 oz. brown glass bottle
$1.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Sometimes it's nice to relax and enjoy a beer that's simple and straightforward, that doesn't rely on a complicated grain bill or a massive amount of hops, and this is one of them.

It's a simple brown ale. It's got a clear dark-mahogany brown body beneath a three-finger thick head of foamy light tan froth that holds well and leaves remarkable lacing about the glass. The nose is fruity and cocoaish with piney, floral and grassy hops adding depth. The flavor follows, adding a bit of dark chocolate, or perhaps chocolate fudge. It's lightly flavorful rather than dense or rich, as it should be, and a stiff bitterness balances it. It finishes dry with a touch of fresh pine lingering.
Mar 28, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by peachy-tay from California

May 02, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by PDXBeerTraveler from Oregon

Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 2.65 by jeschaefer from Texas

Apr 08, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Crony. 5.1% / IBU = 30 / in Florida.

This 'NW Brown Ale' is quite hoppy for style. Better to call this a brown pale ale. Mildly bitter with somewhat rich flavor for style. lingering, hoppy aftertaste.
Over-sized, frothy tan head mandates multiple pours into my smallish wine glass.
Mar 21, 2016
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Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Massive foamy head that never leaves. The beer is a reddish brown that is almost see through but looks clear and dark. The aroma is faint chocolate and nut but there is a slightly soapy aroma that is most unpleasant. The taste is quite bitter with a hint of fruitiness and chocolate in the background. Not my favorite brown ale.
Mar 18, 2016
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Reviewed by hophugger from Virginia

2.97/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Once the mile of tan head finally went down, I was able to try this brown ale. Aroma and taste were light. I got some bitterness in the taste and very light citrus. There is a light, watery feeling overall.
Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 3.43 by tfsimpkins from Florida

Feb 21, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a tulip, it pours a ruby brown with a nice fluffy tan head. The scent is mostly malt, with some citrus and coffee. Lightly malty taste. Enjoyable and repeatable!
Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 3.72 by rarigney from Washington

Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by bb-magic from Florida

Jan 30, 2016
Rated: 2.29 by everlong353 from Maryland

Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 4.01 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Jan 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Giant, foamy, rich thick soapy tan head that is beyond the scope of my fist. Outrageous head creation, but not a gusher forming with a giant thick cap that takes over the glass, and IPA thick like retention. Body color though is a very beautiful mahogany red, with some nice clarity and excellent polished like appearances. Too bad about this crazy creation which makes the drink impossible to enjoy for a long time.

Very nice aroma and balance. Toasty malts, a little bit of brown bread and a nice caramel softness with milk chocolate. Hop angle follows next, slightly juicy but not as prominent. Excellent chocolate and toast angle which stands out.

Unexpected. IPA Cascadian like body, with a noticeable hop push on first sip. Small toast flavors at first up front, then comes to a somewhat juiced hop angle, mixing with much of the chocolate like malt character of the brew. However, more brown toast like qualities take over, which take the beer to a different place altogether, nearly crackling malt but not quite in terms of flavor. Finishes hop dominant with a mix of pine and needles, toasted aired grain slightly burnt as well. There's almost a sharp peppery mineral quality to this as well.

Interesting take on a brown ale, not mind blowing but decent enough.
Jan 17, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Bottle from Albertsons. Nice looking pour, dark, but clear brown, with small silky head. Aroma seems to be a no-show, not bad, just not there. Taste is very light toasted malts, mild finish, seems watery. One of the first disappointing beers from No-Li.
Dec 01, 2015
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Reviewed by delta490 from Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep clear, brown with a huge light tan head. It takes a while to settle down and has some incredible retention. It leaves a speckling of sticky lacing. The aroma is a little underwhelming, offering just some standard malt sweetness and a little earthy hops. The taste is much better, with a melange of nutty, sweet, and roasted notes with a little hops on the finish. The body is lighter and a little thin feeling.
Nov 11, 2015
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Reviewed by LouZ from Washington

3.07/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
This one was fine, but nothing special. It's a brown ale with little aroma and light flavor. Feel was very watery and thin, which resulted in lower ratings. No-Li has much better offerings for me than to come back to this one again. More for the entry-level crowd.
Sep 30, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Sep 07, 2015
Crony from No-Li Brewhouse
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 27 ratings